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Talk in Jane Austen

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Jane Austen’s novels have been widely read and discussed, but one topic that is rarely studied is her use of speech. In this volume, writers from around the world consider Austen’s sometimes playful, always witty and significant use of dialogue. Features contributions from Juliet McMaster, Isobel Grundy, Linda Bree, Gary Kelly, Jan Fergus, Jocelyn Harris, Kay Young and oth ...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published December 15th 1998 by University of Alberta Press
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Fatma
maybe 3 of the 15 essays in this stood out to me. the rest were either average or downright boring. i may or may not have skipped a bunch of them. needless to say, i've read better jane austen literary criticism.
Andrea Hickman Walker
This was very interesting.

A number of the essays were a bit dry and rather boring, but that was only because they were rather technical and seemed to be less about Austen and more about whatever discipline the author was part of. Most of the essays, however, were fascinating and gave me a better understanding of aspects of the Austen novels.
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